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How to Make Papaya-Free Thai Green Papaya Salad

Since I'm not so hot with the knife, I've also used packaged coleslaw mix as my base; the "angel hair" kind can provide a finer twist. Surely cole slaw mix can be found in the deep South for you

Your Tea Starter Kit: 5 Great Teas to Kick Off an Obsession

Max thank you as always for your knowledge. Just curious about whether you speak Chinese since you use the anglicized terms so well

Use the Pressure Cooker to Make Full-Flavored Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) In 30 Minutes

Those noodles look a lot more like mung bean vermicelli than rice vermicelli. Just sayin' ....

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad With Bacon and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Kenji can this be stored/marinated for a few days or is it an eat-ASAP dish?

Should You Refrigerate Tomatoes? Further Testing Says...

Sorry a little bit off topic. I remember Kenji relating the fact that he is allergic to raw produce. Has the allergy spared him the nightshade family to enjoy raw. Somewhat ironic! Welcome to the west coast from a Bay Area native!

And thank you Daniel for your serious analysis on Serious Eats. Yes I think that, in the midst of all the statistical details, there is a larger point that refrigeration does not equal "ruined tomatoes" as an iron clad law. And that was the main point you were trying to convey, clever headlines aside!!

Dim Sum Classics: Braised Chicken Feet (Phoenix Claws)

I have a lazy woman's version. I use my seasonings -- herbs, sauces, black beans, etc, much like your own -- and brown them in my pressure cooker (non-electric!!); then add the trimmed and cleaned chicken feet, add some water, then pressure cook for about 1-1.5 hrs. If you want a separate sauce, you can later reduce the braising liquid but it's usually thick and tasty already on its own.

No deep frying, and you still get the flavors and the lip-smacking gooiness.

Guide to Essential Kitchen Hand Tools, Part 3

Trader Joe's carries a hinged wine key for $1.99. I've been using mine for years - no warping or bending!

Cook the Book: 'How to Cook Everything The Basics'

A binder of my mother's Asian recipes -- a homemade cookbook!

Cook the Book: 'Asian Tofu'

Making fresh tofu with my mother...

Basic Teriyaki Sauce

After your Sriracha reproduction, this must have been a cakewalk!!

Popeyes' New Louisiana Leaux Menu: 'Healthier' Naked Chicken Options

Hey, Bitchin' - you may not have fried chicken in Italy, but you've got LOTS of other foods to enjoy there! =)

Cook the Book: 'Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food'

My local Bristol Farms in Los Angeles, CA -- the tiny one in Westwood. I love the staff and the customer service.

Grocery Girl: Everyone Loves Free Samples

I love how Trader Joe's does its sampling -- at a booth, with the packages and ingredients displayed, a well-informed crew member doling out the sanitary goodies. Sometimes I compare them to non-alcoholic bartenders!


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